Ssalefish GSO First Look #84 for 11.14.18
Today I want to talk to you for a bit about the Comics 4 Kids program that we launched last year in conjunction with Geeksboro Battle Pub! Throughout 2016 & 2017, Geeksboro raised money through various fundraisers, and then used those proceeds and matched donations from Ssalefish to coordinate with us and purchase four individual Free Comic Book Day comics for 2,000 kids throughout Guilford, Forsyth, and Davidson County! As the press release I linked to says, this year we’d like to double that output to 4,000 kids, which breaks down to the need of raising approximately $4K.
Even though Free Comic Book Day isn’t until May, our orders are due in January, and by then we have to get an idea of what we’re going to be able to accomplish towards our goal, so our first event will be held on December 9th!
To start, we ask that you donate any comics that you no longer have a use or room for to Geeksboro or either Ssalefish location throughout the month of November (all donations will come with a receipt for your tax deductions since the books are going to benefit North Carolina public schools). We’ll take all of the books from all three locations out to the warehouse and collate them into one alphabet. Then on Sunday, December 9th, we’ll bring all of those books to the special events room at Geeksboro (now located at 2618 Lawndale Drive) and sell them for just $1 each, with 100% of the sales going towards the above-mentioned spreading of comic book cheer! Any leftover comics will be passed on to another charitable organization (a previous donation was made to the USO of North Carolina at Fort Bragg).
We hope you’ll help us on either side of the equation (or both) in making this dream a reality for thousands of elementary-age children at Title-1 schools across the Piedmont!
The following titles are scheduled to ship on Wednesday, November 14th excluding some re-orders and providing nothing changes by the time the final invoice arrives on Monday:
Adventure Time Season 11 #2
Alien 3 #1 - adapting William Gibson’s original screenplay to the red-headed step-child of the franchise!
Amazing Spider-man #9 - Clayton Crain Uncanny X-Men and Mike Weiringo Black Cat variants available!
American Gods My Ainsel #8
Another Suburban Romance TP
Avengers #10 - it’s the 700th issue for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, and Marvel is celebrating with variants by Alan Davis, David Finch, Ron Lim, Ed McGuinness, and Alex Ross!
Bitter Root #1
Black Order #1 - spotlighting the Children of Thanos beginning with Corvus Glaive! John Tyler Christopher non-action figure variant available for cover price!
Bloodshot Rising #1 - our Ssalefish Comics exclusive variant by Juan Jose Ryp is limited to just 500 copies worldwide!
By Night #5
Captain America #5 - Elizabeth Torque Uncanny X-Men variant available!
Captain Ginger #5
Catwoman #5 - Stanley “Artgerm” Lau gets surreal with his cover price variant!
Cemetery Beach #3 - Jason Howard channels Katsuhiro Otomo for his Akira impact variant!
Cold Spots #3
Cosmic Ghost Rider #5 - final issue with variants by Ron Lim, Ivan Shavrin, Superlog (all cover price) and J. Scott Campbell (limited edition)!
Cyber Force #7
Dark Ark #11
Detective Comics #992
Disney’s Tsum Tsum Kingdom #1
Doctor Star & the Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows TP - from the world of Black Hammer, it’s Jeff Lemire’s love letter to James Robinson’s Starman!
Dr. Horrible Best Friends Forever #0 - the last vestiges of the Whedon-verse at Dark Horse!
Dr. Stone TP vol. 2
Dragon Age Deception #2
Dragonball That Time I Was Reincarnated as Yamcha TP
Eden’s Zero TP vol. 1
Electric Warriors #1
Elisabeth Dumn Against the Devils in Suits #1
Fantastic Four #3 - Marvel Battle Lines, Skottie Young, and Jae Lee Marvel Knights 20th anniversary variants available!
Firefly #1 - welcome back to the Rim at Serenity’s new publisher, Boom Studios! choice of covers by interior artist Dan McDaid, Joe Quinones, Jock, and Bill Sienkiewicz!
Ghostbusters Crossing Over #8
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero #257
Gideon Falls #8
Go Go Power Rangers #14 - Shattered Grid tie-in!
God of War #1
Hey Kids Comics #4
House of Whispers #3
Infinite Dark #2
Infinity Wars Infinity Warps #1
James Bond Origin #3
Joe Golem #3
Jook Joint #2
Life is Strange #1
Lone Ranger #2
Luke Cage Every Man TP
Mage Hero Denied #13
Marvel’s Captain Marvel Prelude #1
Minions Viva la Boss #1
Mister Miracle #12 - FINAL ISSUE!
Ms. Marvel #36
Murder Falcon #2 - as well as the reprint of the nationally sold out issue #1!
Nightmare Before Christmas Zero’s Journey #5
Oblivion Song #9
Patience Convinction Revenge #3
Peter Parker Spectacular Spider-man #312 - Spider-geddon tie-in!
Plastic Man #6 - final issue!
Quantum Age World of Black Hammer #4
Red Hood Outlaw #28
Rise of TMNT #2
Rugrats C is for Chanukah Special #1
Ruinworld #5 - final issue!
Sailor Moon Eternal Edition TP vol. 2
Scooby Apocalypse #31
Shadow Roads #5
Spider-man/ Deadpool #41
Spider-man Spider-verse Fearsome Foes TP
Spider-man Spider-verse Miles Morales TP
Spider-man Spider-verse Spider-Gwen TP
Spider-man Spider-verse Spider-men TP
Star Trek vs. Transformers #2
Star Wars Darth Vader #23
Star Wars Doctor Aphra #26
Suicide Squad #48
Teen Titans Go TP vol. 5
Thanos Infinity Conflict HC
Thief of Thieves #42
Thor #7 - Greg Land Uncanny X-Men variant available!
Transformers Unicron #6 - final issue!
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #38
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl TP vol. 9
Uncanny X-Men #1 - coming at you with Jen Bartel, blank, Jimmy Cheung, Cliff Chiang, John Tyler Christopher Action Figure Party and Party Sketch, Dave Cockrum Hidden Gem and Black & White, Marko Djurdjevic, David Finch, Rob Liefeld, Carlos Pacheco, David Williams, Skottie Young and Leinil Francis Yu premiere variants available!
Unstoppable Wasp #2
Vault of Spiders #2 - Spider-geddon final issue!
Venom #8 - J. Scott Campbell Uncanny X-Men variant available!
Voltron Legendary Defender #5
Wonder Woman #58 - the new creative team of Ms. Marvel’s G. Willow Wilson & Conan’s Cary Nord begins!
Wonderland TP vol. 1
Also shipping next week:
Doomsday Clock Comedian & Marionette 2-Pack
Dragonball Z Absolute Perfection Son Goku Figure
Dragonball Z Absolute Perfection Vegeta Figure
Dragonball Super Son Goku vs. Super Saiyan Son Goku Figure
Dragonball Super Son Goku Ultra Instinct Figure
Marvel Gallery Black Panther Movie PVC Statue
Marvel Gallery Cloak & Dagger Comic PVC Statue
Marvel Gallery Venom Comic PVC Statue
Marvel Universe Black Panther ArtFX+ Statue
TMNT Leonard Lighting the Menorah Pin